COVID-19 crisis

Due to the pandemic the Basic Science Conference will need to be postponed to 2022.

The registrations can be refunded or transferred to the next year's edition. If you have not informed the ECFS office about your decision, please fill in the secured webform here.
Thank you in advance for your help.

The chairpersons of the 2020 conference:

Carlos Farinha (PT)

Nicoletta Pedemonte (IT)

Jeff Brodsky (US)

17th ECFS Basic Science Conference

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the 17th ECFS Basic Science Conference.
The 2020 conference will take place in Albufeira, Portugal.

We are delighted that Prof. Carlos Farinha (PT) has accepted to be the conference chairperson, supported by Dr. Nicoletta Pedemonte (IT) and Prof. Jeff Brodsky (US).

The ECFS is committed to providing a platform to support the work of scientists in CF and we are proud that this conference is now well established as a key annual event in our programme. The format of the conference will be a series of symposia with invited European and international guest speakers and presentations selected from the submitted abstracts.

The understanding of the biology of CF is fundamental. We see the development of new therapies coming through as a result of all the hard work in this area. During this conference you will hear about recent unpublished results and engage in discussions of data and ideas in an informal and interactive environment. A key characteristic of the conference is the attendance of PhD students and post-docs, who contribute enormously to the success of this annual event with their enthusiastic discussions. If you are a young researcher we strongly encourage you to join us and to submit your current research. You will have excellent opportunities to discuss your data, interact and discuss science in a great atmosphere with the best of European and International experts in this field.

Isabelle Fajac
ECFS President

Grande Real Santa Eulália Hotel
Praia de Santa Eulália PO Box 2445 
8200-916 Albufeira

Hotel Website

Delegates do not need to contact the hotel as rooms have been pre-booked.

Nearest Airport: Faro Airport (FAO)

Limited shuttle service organised:

  • on Tue.24/03 and Wed. 25/03 from the Faro airport to the hotel.
  • on Sun. 29/03 from the hotel to the Faro airport.

Meeting Room